CLEVELAND, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jostens, the leading provider of high-end custom jewelry for professional sports teams, today presented the 2016 Cleveland Indians American League Championship Rings at Progressive Field.
The Indians' leadership partnered with Jostens' design team and master jeweler to develop the rings, which commemorate the team's remarkable 2016 season and memorable playoff run.
"Jostens is honored to have partnered with the Cleveland Indians to create this iconic ring," said Chris Poitras, Jostens Division Vice President, College & Sports. "It's been so wonderful working with the team to design such an elegant and unique piece of jewelry, which tells the story of the Indians' unforgettable 2016 season."
The Cleveland Indians American League Championship Ring is made from 10-karat white gold, and features the Cleveland Indians iconic "C," which is masterfully crafted from 18 pavé-set, brilliant round white diamonds above a custom-cut and set red corundum understone. The ring top includes 41 pavé-set round diamonds surrounding the "C," representing the team's 41 road wins, while 53 pavé-set round diamonds adorn the perimeter of the ring, signifying the team's 53 home wins. The words "2016 AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS" surround the top and bottom edges of the ring with an antiqued finish. The entire ring includes 131 diamonds totaling 2.6 karats, and five genuine rubies totaling .4 karats, for a total gem weight of 3 karats.
One side of the ring features a silhouette view of Progressive Field, with its iconic ballpark light towers reaching up the side of the ring, adorned with 18 round diamonds, six per light. Below the lights, the player's name is displayed on a gold insert on the scoreboard, with the player's number below the name.
The other side of the ring features a solid gold insert of an eagle from the American League Championship Trophy above one round white diamond, representing the team's most recent American League pennant. Five genuine rubies surround the diamond, representing the team's five previous pennants.
The inside arbor of the ring features the team's slogan "RALLY TOGETHER," commemorating their remarkable playoff run, along with a silhouette of the iconic light towers and an outline of home plate, featuring a "C" for Cleveland and "2016."
The robust partnership between Jostens and the Cleveland Indians has also led to a first-class online collection for the Indians' devoted network of fans, which can be found by visiting www.jostens.com/indiansfan.
Founded in 1897, Jostens has produced championship rings for professional sports teams and athletes for more than 60 years. Jostens is a trusted partner in the academic and achievement channel, providing products, programs and services that help its customers celebrate moments that matter. The company's products include yearbooks, publications, jewelry and consumer goods that serve the K-12 educational, college and professional sports segments. Based in Minneapolis, Minn., Jostens is a subsidiary of Newell Brands and can be found online at www.jostens.com.
About Newell Brands
Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer's®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington and Yankee Candle®. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play.
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